that registered, insured, certified and return receipt for
merchandise mail be held a maximum of l5 days.
Accountable mail should not be held for less than 3
Mail addressed to military addresses should be in
the format shown in parts l and 2 of the SNDL, and
Module A of the DMM (see figure 3-l0). Some of the
requirements for military addresses are as follows:
Only obvious abbreviations must be used such as
U.S., USS, c/o, LST, FPO, and so forth.
Addresses of ships must include the full official
name as well as the ships class and hull number,
such as USS John Paul Jones (DDG-32), and
applicable FPO ZIP Code.
Addresses should include the four-digit add-ons
for all official mail (add-on digits are located in
the SNDL, parts 1 and 2, USPS PUB 65-A, and
the USPS web site.
Addresses of Navy aircraft squadrons and
detachments need only use the short designation
such as VF-l2. When the full name is used, it
must also include the short designation such as
Fighter Squadron l2 (VF l2).
Geographic locations must not be used together
with an FPO or APO ZIP Code in a mail address
unless assigned as a part of the official title.
FPO ZIP Codes assigned to a shore activity must
not be used in addresses of ships, mobile
commands, mobile units, or mobile
detachments, unless assigned as a part of the
address in the SNDL, part l, or in a composite
address for service craft overseas.
Whenever box numbers, barracks, or division
numbers are used as a part of a mail address for
purposes of speeding up local distribution of
mail, they should be included on the second line
of the address.
Mail must not be addressed to task forces,
groups, elements, or units by task organization
numbers (CTF 77, TF 77, CTG 80.2, and so
forth) unless so listed in the SNDL.
Mail showing a foreign city and country in
addition to the military address is subject to the
rates of postage and conditions for international
The use of an FPO ZIP Code has the following
Affords greater control of mail
Qualifies mail for domestic postal rates
A uniform system for addressing mail
OCR READ ROOM
BARCODE CLEAR ZONE
THAN 2 3/4"
50% OF LENGTH
Figure 3-8.Example of address placement on letter mail.
MR JOHN DOE
3484 WYANDOTTE ST
BATON ROUGE LA 70805-5868
Figure 3-9.Example of ZIP Code placement.